Insurance Rates Politicized under Colorado ObamaCare Regs

Image: Wikimedia Commons
Image: Wikimedia Commons

“In April, 2014, emails from Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar to various Colorado officials discussed what to do about the high Obamacare premiums in Colorado‚Äôs resort counties,” as Linda Gorman discusses for Complete Colorado. At issue is the regulatory manipulation of rates in different regions. Gorman concludes, “In Colorado, Obamacare is such bad policy that it encourages politicians to take from the relatively poor and give to the relatively rich.” When politicians give bureaucrats the power to regulate insurance premiums, is anyone surprised that regulatory process becomes political and influenced by special interests?